Lamar employment information

IndexLamarMissouriNational
Income per capita$21,519$27,044$29,829
Median household income$33,776$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$56,518$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$17,455$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$30,257$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$20,889$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate2.8%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level29.9%15.3%15.1%
The Lamar, MO employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Lamar is $21,519, which is 20% lower than than the Missouri average and 28% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $33,776, which is 32% lower than than the Missouri average and 39% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Lamar is 3%, which is 39% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Lamar is 30% which is 98% higher than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$22,515$33,776$67,552
City
$33,058$49,593$99,186
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Lamar is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lamar is 39% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lamar is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lamar is 98% higher than the national average.

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      Lamar median earnings by income bracket

      Lamar employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.8%2.3%
      Manufacturing sector35.0%4.3%
      Financial & insurance services4.6%11.6%
      Wholesale & retail services10.8%12.6%
      Public administration3.9%5.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.7%0.0%
      Education, health & social services13.7%32.8%
      Other23.4%20.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sheldon, MO506$37,61432%
      Jerico Springs, MO187$36,87533%
      Liberal, MO742$34,10238%
      Jasper, MO962$33,22940%
      Bronaugh, MO239$31,87542%
      Lamar, MO4,420$33,77639%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Brookfield, MO4,420$28,51148%
      Addis, LA4,420$65,95619%
      Roselawn, IN4,420$52,0216%
      Obetz, OH4,421$43,46221%
      Adamsville, AL4,422$44,83319%
      Lamar, MO4,420$33,77639%
      Source: The Lamar, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).